Quantifying vascular health
Oxygen fuels the body and enables it to maintain and replace billions of cells every day.
Tissue integrity is dependent on a healthy vascular system delivering sufficient oxygen to the capillary network. Common chronic diseases (like diabetes and peripheral vascular disease) or certain lifestyle choices (like smoking) can cause subtle changes throughout the vascular network, impacting perfusion and tissue oxygen delivery. Combined with microvascular regulation dysfunction — due to neuropathy — the results can be devastating.
These changes to the microvascular system are difficult to detect — but vitally important when making diagnostic and treatment decisions. This is especially true for patients with compromised circulation.
For clinicians, the ability to objectively quantify vascular health can be the difference between life and death for their patients.